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Moving NAV functions to external devices

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Now that we know the extent of the NAV data and functionality of the NAV and GPS/map equipment in FS2020, it would be great to be able to move the gps, map (with NAV and COM frequencies and SID/STAR listings) and the entire FMC/FMS to external devices like iPad and tablets for touch screen use. I have a home cockpit that hybrids the VC with iPad's and tablets for easy touch screen use so I dont have to move the cockpit view around to change freqs, look up NAV info or input data to the FMC/FMS. That can all be done through Garmin pilot and the use of web FMC pro on ipads in xplane11. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to have this feature. Makes touch screen entries on an ipad much easier than using the mouse or moving the cockpit view. 

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I would like to use Air Manager by Sim Innovations. You can run it on a 2nd PC with a touchscreen. You just tap on the screen to toggle buttons and they even have a rotary switch as USB add on! https://www.siminnovations.com/buy/product/36-air-manager-v3

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Air manager would be great too. Hopefully they are one of the 3rd party software devs Asobo / MS are working with. 

Im most interested in being able to move the FMS/FMC to a tablet. 

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11 hours ago, B1688J said:

it would be great to be able to move the gps, map (with NAV and COM frequencies and SID/STAR listings) and the entire FMC/FMS to external devices like iPad and tablets for touch screen use. 

Thank you for bringing to the front burner this question which has come up from time to time. Most of us don’t have a home cockpit but I suspect that only few don’t have a tablet. A « next gen » sim should be able to use it as a secondary screen for instruments.


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Its awesome in xplane11. I run webFMC pro on 2 iPad pros, one on either side of the throttle. Its very convenient to touch type the entries and browse through the FMC during flight. I know most dont have a home cockpit but its useful for anyone really.

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